Month: April 2019

Cost of Registering a Trademark in Southeast Asia

Trademark is a recognizable emblem, symbol, or phrase that is used to refer to denote a certain product or service. This trademark helps differentiate similar products or services offered by other companies or organizations. It basically acts as a recognition mark that the product or service belongs to a specific company. ASEAN stands for Association … Continue reading Cost of Registering a Trademark in Southeast Asia

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Asian Innovation Surge

Patents have an incorrect notion of secrecy attached to them. Patents do not provide secrecy, for the same reason Coca Cola recipe to date has not been patented. As the lore goes, the original formula was patented in 1893 however the modified one has not been patented simply because patents provide protection for a limited … Continue reading Asian Innovation Surge

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Algorithmic Price Fixing And Cartel Conducts: Analysing The Competition Concerns In A Digital Economy

Technological advancements due to artificial intelligence and algorithms has led to the e-commerce industry adopting various pricing algorithms to determine prices of products. Cartels are generally formed to fix prices in the market and make the sellers a price-maker. With the advent of artificial intelligence, and reducing roles of humans, forming and maintaining cartels has … Continue reading Algorithmic Price Fixing And Cartel Conducts: Analysing The Competition Concerns In A Digital Economy

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Glorification Of Stalking In Bollywood

Bollywood is world’s largest film industry in terms of films being produced per year in a  particular country which is 364 films being annually featured(2017). Since its inception from Raja Harish Chandra in the year 1913, it is the only industry in India which has never suffered losses. But as we all know every coin … Continue reading Glorification Of Stalking In Bollywood

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Trade Secret Laws: Need Of An Hour

“Trade secret protection directly addresses the appropriability problem by limiting contracting parties use and dissemination of proprietary information, thereby enhancing incentives to produce valuable information.[i]” When we see the Indian laws there are no such legislations with regard to the same but this concept has been widely discussed around the world. India tried to resolve … Continue reading Trade Secret Laws: Need Of An Hour

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Let’s Find Out Who Has The Actual Power? -Significant Beneficial Owner

Every time a concept is introduced, there is both a good and a bad use of it. Same is the case with the concept of beneficial ownership. Money laundering, illegal activities are the terms associated with the exploitation and wrong use of this concept. Now let us understand, what is significant beneficial ownership? Definition of … Continue reading Let’s Find Out Who Has The Actual Power? -Significant Beneficial Owner

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Case Comment on Hon’ ble NCLT Mumbai Bench Holding – ” Claims towards rent do not qualify as Operational Debt under IBC”

The Hon’ble National Company Law Tribunal or NCLT (Mumbai) Bench  in M/S Citicare Super Speciality Hospital vs. Vighnaharta Health Visionaries Pvt. Ltd. has held that claims towards outstanding rent do not qualify as “ Operational Debt” as defined under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 ( IBC) and therefore the petition is not maintainable under Section 9 … Continue reading Case Comment on Hon’ ble NCLT Mumbai Bench Holding – ” Claims towards rent do not qualify as Operational Debt under IBC”

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Finance Act 2019 Amendments to Indian Stamps Act, 1899

The Finance Bill, 2019, has projected certain amendments in the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 (“the Act”) introducing uniformity in the charge of stamp duty on securities whether in physical or demat form. Amendments to the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 for Rationalization of Stamp Duty & Design of Zero Evasion Collection Mechanism in Respect of Securities … Continue reading Finance Act 2019 Amendments to Indian Stamps Act, 1899

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Highlights and Analysis of the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016

Introduction Recently, the Central Government has identified almost 9,400 enemy properties worth Rs. One Lakh Crore and has ordered to sell it off. The Highest of these enemy properties are in Uttar Pradesh which in numbers are around 4,991 properties, second in line is West Bengal which has 2,735 enemy properties, 487 enemy properties are … Continue reading Highlights and Analysis of the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016

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Horlicks Ltd. v. Heinz India: Delhi High Court held that comparative advertising by use of Competitor’s mark allowed

In a recent judgment dated 17th December, 2018 the Delhi High Court has ruled that the law allows comparative advertising as long as the use of competitor’s mark is honest. Facts of the Case[1]: The suit in question was filed by the plaintiff for permanent injunction against advertisement when he discovered in the newspaper “The … Continue reading Horlicks Ltd. v. Heinz India: Delhi High Court held that comparative advertising by use of Competitor’s mark allowed

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